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Unformatted text preview: Eating Disorders 1/3 Eating Disorders disorders characterized by severe disruptions in eating behavior, which affect physical, psychological, and social functioning A. Anorexia Nervosa a disease characterized by refusal to consume and digest enough calories to maintain a normal weight OCD features related to food & non food are often prominent Depression is also common 0. DSM-IV criteria 0. refusal to maintain minimal body weight 0. for age, height, and build 1. intense fear of gaining weight 1. even when underweight 2. disturbed perception of body 2. sees self as too fat even when emaciated 3. amenorrhea 3. inability to menstruate in post-menarcheal women Prevalence et al most prevalent in industrialized nations HUGE cultural differences onset is avg. of 17 yrs. there appear to be bimodal peaks at 14 & 18 But some women over 40 have been know to have late onset typically chronic. 05-1% - but this may be v. low!!! There is hardly any data on male cases B. Bulimia Nervosa a disease characterized by frequent binge eating followed by compensatory behavior to maintain weight 80-90% vomit & become so adept they can vomit at will!...
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- Spring '08